New Build Problem

June 12, 2009 at 17:28:38
Specs: Windows XP
I just finished my first build a few days ago and
cant get the pc to boot up fully.It hangs up at
the verifying dmi pool data screen.I have taken
the battery out and reset 3 times,I have
checked all connections many times.I just
took the mb out to look at the stand offs and
to replug the pcu and fan.It still hangs at the
same spot.This has gone on for 3 days and it
is driving me mad!!! I need some guidance to
get this pc figured out.

Amd athlonx2 kuma 2.8
GB ma78gm-us2h mb
4 gigs Gskill ram
Wd 320 gig hd
Samsung dvd burner
Fsp atx350 psu
Gigabyte case


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#1
June 12, 2009 at 18:39:45
What type of hard drive are you using, and is it recognized in the BIOS ? Check the hard drive cables to make sure they are secure and connected correctly.

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#2
June 12, 2009 at 18:45:03
Western Digital 320 gig sata and both cables to the drive are
good.One to the power supply and one to the sata connector on
the mb.

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#3
June 12, 2009 at 20:39:15
Disconnect all drives and see if you can boot up into BIOS.

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#4
June 12, 2009 at 20:45:24
Dvd and Hd unplugged and I was able to boot into bios.

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#5
June 12, 2009 at 21:03:27
The problem then is with one of those devices. Re-connect one at a time and reboot. Check the bios settings for drive detection as well. It could be you need to adjust SATA settings to allow the harddrive to be recognized

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#6
June 12, 2009 at 21:06:51
What are the sata settings supposed to be set at ???

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#7
June 12, 2009 at 21:11:27
I plugged Hd in and went to bios and the drive was showing on
Ide channel 2 slave position.

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#8
June 12, 2009 at 21:24:31
I was always able to go into bios with my Hd and dvd drive
plugged up.

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#9
June 12, 2009 at 22:40:44
Then what are you trying to boot? Does your harddrive contain a pre-existing operating system? If so the that is your problem.

An operating system (Particularly XP) that was installed in one hardware environment will not boot up when transplanted into a new system.

If you wish to keep that old installation and it's files etc then you will need to do a repair install. Set boot order in BIOS to CD first and insert your XP CD. Restart and when setup asks the first question about whether you wish to install or enter repair console. choose install. It should then detect your existing operating system and ask if you wish to repair or do a fresh install. At this point choose "R" for repair.

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#10
June 13, 2009 at 06:21:32
I don't think that "hanging up at
the verifying dmi pool data screen" has anything to do with the operating system. The HD should not be showing on IDE channel 2 slave position in the BIOS. I would plug the SATA into another connector. How does the DVD drive show up ?

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#11
June 13, 2009 at 07:32:58
okay I switched them around.
Hd is showing ide channel 1 master--------sata4
Dvd is showing ide ch 2 master-------sata0

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#12
June 13, 2009 at 10:22:19
Do you still get "hanging up at
the verifying dmi pool data screen" ?

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#13
June 13, 2009 at 12:36:04
Yes still the same


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#14
June 13, 2009 at 12:51:13
Try one of the following:
(1) Is the drive set to IDE mode ?
(2) Enable "Reset Configuration Data" in the motherboard CMOS Setup PNP/PCI configuration.
(3) Is there another device, other than the CD/DVD drive, that is set to boot before the hard drive ?

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#15
June 13, 2009 at 15:39:17
In the bios:
onchip ide channel--enabled
onchip sata controller--enabled
onchip sata type---native ide (choices are raid,Ahci and native
ide)

There is no reset in the Pnp/Pci screen
cd boots first then Hd.


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#16
June 13, 2009 at 15:46:16
The reset might be in another menu, but that might not help anyway. Did you try what was suggested in respone 5 ? Re-connect the CD drive and the HD one at a time and reboot and see what happens.

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#17
June 14, 2009 at 09:42:09
Yes same thing,I have rma my Hd and power supply.The new
ones are on the way.

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